Surry Hills 24: just a walk around the block 2

You can’t walk this block without encountering the spirit of Kate Leigh, one-time Queen of The Hills.

This is where she ended her days:

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212A Devonshire Street

And here, I think, is the balcony from which she distributed largesse to the children of Surry Hills at Christmas, when at the height of her fame.

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The one on the right, in Lansdowne Street…

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… from a different angle… I suspect Kate would be surprised by that tree…

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… further down towards Crown Street this old wooden terrace survives.

— original photos by Neil Whitfield 2008